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The Falcons own the sixth pick in next month’s draft and they have sent some pretty clear signals about what direction they’d like to go with their top selection. They’ve been meeting with the top offensive tackles and defensive front seven players as t…Upvote Share Tweet
The Falcons went into this offseason hoping to put together a defense that makes more impactful plays than the 2013 version and they’re devoting a good chunk of next week to meetings with players that might help them do that. We’ve already seen reports …Upvote Share TweetDepending on who drafts him, Anthony Barr figures to play multiple roles. So it makes sense that a defense that won’t commit to any one style is looking closely at the UCLA linebacker. According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitutio…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Apr 17 (yesterday)Michael Sam is not expected to be a first-round pick in the upcoming NFL draft. He may not be selected in the middle rounds. In fact, there is a chance Sam is not drafted at all. However, there are plenty of NFL teams very interested in him. The Baltimo…Upvote Share TweetBack in February, Jadeveon Clowney said that he would love it if the Falcons traded up from the sixth pick to select him in May’s draft. He’ll have the chance to make the case in person next week. Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports that Clowney will vis…Upvote Share Tweet
Falcons going to Auburn to see Greg RobinsonAs it stands, the Falcons have the sixth pick in the draft, though at this point, everyone is conditioned to expect them to move up. Their need for impact is such on both lines, that they’re making sure they know the top players on the board, just in ca…Upvote Share TweetDon't be surprised if Auburn tackle Greg Robinson's name surfaces in relation to workouts or visits conducted by the Atlanta Falcons over the next week or so. The Falcons definitely could target an offensive tackle if they keep the sixth overall pick in…Upvote Share Tweet
Ten Questions as Atlanta Falcons Head for Draftajc.com Apr 16 (3 days ago)Fans Anxious as Draft Draws Close Is It Inevitable? (AJC) The “2014 NFL Draft Spreadsheet” is still in the works, but should be finished very soon. It will certainly be done in plenty of time for the draft. Aiming for early next week at the latest. And …Upvote Share Tweet
Falcons waive Saeed Lee, Adam Nissleyprofootballtalk.com Apr 15 (3 days ago)The Falcons waived defensive back Saeed Lee and tight end Adam Nissley on Tuesday, the club said. Lee and Nissley spent the 2013 season on injured reserve. The 23-year-old Lee signed with the Falcons last May after going undrafted out of Alabama State. …Upvote Share Tweet
Falcons should find quality at No. 6ESPN.com Apr 15 (4 days ago)The possibility still exists for the Atlanta Falcons to trade up or down in this year's NFL draft, as general manager Thomas Dimitroff has reiterated throughout the offseason. But if the Falcons keep the sixth overall pick, they should find an impact pl…Upvote Share Tweet
Falcons take closer look at Montana's TrippESPN.com Apr 14 (4 days ago)Eventually, the Atlanta Falcons will have to addresss their depth at linebacker, considering how injuries affected the position throughout the 2013 season. The Falcons seem destined to draft a linebacker or two with 10 picks in this year's draft. The qu…Upvote Share Tweet
Falcons taking pre-draft visits with pass rushersprofootballtalk.com Apr 14 (5 days ago)The Falcons came into the offseason with the plan to improve on both the offensive line and the defensive front seven, something that is expected to continue in the draft. With the sixth overall pick, the Falcons will be in good position to add help at …Upvote Share Tweet
Report: Falcons work out Terrance West, Jordan Loveprofootballtalk.com Apr 13 (5 days ago)A group of key Falcons decision makers reportedly took a closer look at a pair of Towson University products. According to Jason La Canfora of CBS, head coach Mike Smith, G.M. Thomas Dimitroff and assistant G.M. Scott Pioli were among team officials att…Upvote Share TweetFalcons quarterback Matt Ryan doesn’t necessarily agree with owner Arthur Blank that the team showed a lack of toughness by not sticking up for Ryan last year after he took a cheap shot from Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro. But Ryan was glad to hear Blank’s…Upvote Share Tweet
Report: Falcons to host Jake Matthewsprofootballtalk.com Apr 11A club in need of offensive line help selecting early in May’s draft will reportedly host one of the top offensive tackle prospects on a visit. According to Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com, the Falcons will meet with Texas A&M tackle Jake Matthews during…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Apr 11The Atlanta Falcons are continuing to do their homework on a variety of pass-rushers in preparation for the NFL draft. Boise State's Demarcus Lawrence, a defensive end/outside linebacker prospect, is in Atlanta for a visit, according to a league source.…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Apr 10The Carolina Panthers have signed former Atlanta Falcons safety Thomas DeCoud to a two-year contract, the Panthers announced Thursday.Upvote Share TweetThe Atlanta Falcons addressed a position of need with the addition of veteran safety Dwight Lowery while also bringing in depth at cornerback with veteran Josh Wilson.Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Apr 8The Falcons have added some experience at cornerback. According to Chick Hernandez of Comcast SportsNet, Redskins corner Josh Wilson has reached a one-year deal with Atlanta. The 29-year-old Wilson has started every game in the last three seasons for Wa…Upvote Share TweetDuring a game last season, Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro was flagged for a cheap shot on Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan. Falcons owner Arthur Blank is still mad about that — and not just at Vaccaro. Blank told 680 The Fan that he was angered that none of R…Upvote Share Tweet
Greg Jones visits the Falconsprofootballtalk.com Apr 8At a time when the Falcons have no interest in a free-agent running back who recently landed on the market, they’re taking a close look at another running back who played in the same division. OK, he’s a fullback. But still a running back. Greg Jones vi…Upvote Share Tweet
Safety becoming a priority for FalconsESPN.com Apr 8If the Atlanta Falcons weren't considering drafting a safety high in next month's NFL draft, it definitely has to be under strong consideration now. They thought they found a starter in restricted free agent Rafael Bush from the New Orleans Saints, a pl…Upvote Share TweetThe New Orleans Saints’ first gamble didn’t pay off. They hoped to retain restricted-free-agent safety Rafael Bush at a discount rate of $1.4 million. But then the division-rival Atlanta Falcons swooped in and tried to steal Bush away from them. And tha…Upvote Share Tweet
Atlanta Falcons Draft Outlook – Offensive Lineajc.com Apr 6Should Be “When,” Not “If” Falcons Go OL Will Robinson Be Headed to ATL? (AJC) Deciding which respective line, offensive or defensive, has been worse the last 6 years is an impossible argument. The pass rush has been miserable and the offensive line has…Upvote Share Tweet
DJ and Charles' mock draftApr 18Daniel Jeremiah and Charles Davis take turns picking in the top 10 and deliver their latest mock draft. Is there a player who is slowly creeping his way up the draft board? Find out.
NFL Nation Buzz: FalconsApr 12ESPN.com Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure says Jake Matthews is one name that keeps popping up as Atlanta enters the stretch run in preparation for the NFL draft.
Who will win NFC South?Apr 10The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made some big moves during the offseason, including hiring a new head coach, but will they be able to knock off the New Orleans Saints, Carolina Panthers and Atlanta Falcons?
Roster Reset: Atlanta FalconsApr 10Will the Atlanta Falcons be able to bounce back from a poor 2013 season? Willie McGinest and Rod Woodson discuss what it will take for the Falcons to get back on top of the NFC South.
Ndamukong Suh's absence bad sign for Detroit LionsApr 17Ndamukong Suh's absence from voluntary workouts is a bigger deal than the Lions are making it out to be, writes Jeffri Chadiha.
Don Banks: Examining the Jadeveon Clowney fallout; more notes ahead of the…Apr 15As mid-April arrives, and we start to really feel the drag of those two extra weeks added to draft season, here are five current stories in the NFL I just don't get ...
‘You’ve Got to Take One’Apr 15RENTON, Wash. — Mike Holmgren has been where so many coaches and team architects are, 23 mornings before the 2014 NFL Draft. He has been wondering where his starting quarterback would come from. So it seemed logical to ask him Monday: Approaching a draf…
Eagles coach Chip Kelly could have rude awakeningApr 14Thriving without DeSean Jackson will be a lot tougher than Eagles coach Chip Kelly seems to realize, writes Jeffri Chadiha.